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    Knapdale Forest, Argyll Scotland

    Just back from two nights chilling out in the Knapdale Forest area in Argyll. The forecast was for stupid winds over the weekend so we decided to leave the boats at home and take a trek to camp we discovered last year.
    It was nice to just pack a single bag for a change instead of chucking my entire kit cupboard into a canoe for a weekend.

    My kit list for two nights ...

    Sabre 45L
    Vango Nitestar 2 season synthetic bag (packs tiny)
    Unsponsored 3/4 down underblanket
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    Bahco Laplander saw
    Schrade honesteel (just arrived in post so I had to take it for a play)
    Small FAK
    Camera + spare batteries
    Ipod
    Baccy + rizlas

    I used every piece of kit and didn't miss anything which I was chuffed about.

    Getting loaded at the put in, sorry ...car park


    And then we're off



    Approaching camp, the forestry work looks like a nuclear aftermath but it's dead handy for firewood




    Six good reasons not to hang the hammocks here


    But this will do nicely


    Through the trees




    DD tarp, Warbonet hammock, Unsponsored underblanket



    Getting a brew on


    Gailainne doing a spot of handline fishing


    Grooveski carried on with his cord retting


    Fire place all tidied away and no trace left


    Packing and ready for off this morning




    Another good one lads, enjoyed just being on fire duty and lounging around camp for two days. The twelve hour kip last night did me wonders too.

    Tick count = 0


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    Great trip report Rich, beautiful country.
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    Looks like some great views. No ticks even better.
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    Great weekend trip in beautiful country. Thanks for the trip report.
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    Nice trip report and pictures thanks for sharing with us.
    Terry

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    Great Report and job well done on the "Leave No Trace".
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    Thanks for the trip report, Rich.

    Argylle looks good, I've not managed to get to that part yet. I always drive past it on my way further north.


    What's the setup over your bug net? It looks like a mini tarp...

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    Thanks for the comments folks, something a bit different for you

    Quote Originally Posted by turnerminator View Post
    Argylle looks good, I've not managed to get to that part yet. I always drive past it on my way further north.


    What's the setup over your bug net? It looks like a mini tarp...
    Cheers fella

    Argyll is lovely mate, once you're up past Lomond and the crowds from Glasgow you can find plenty of places to lose yourself.

    Setup over the Blackbird ? Just my DD 3x3 mate, that bottom pic of the three does look like there's something extra in there though, not sure but I think it's just the sun playing tricks.

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    Setup over the Blackbird ? Just my DD 3x3 mate, that bottom pic of the three does look like there's something extra in there though, not sure but I think it's just the sun playing tricks.
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    Well done, very nice report.
    Good luck,
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